We decided to take our dinghy to the Fairhaven Shipyard to check out their approach for the lift. There wasn’t anyone around to talk to, so we decided to call them tomorrow.
It was a nice day on the water, so we decided to tour further up the harbor. We could see a seafood market from the water, but no place to tie up our dinghy and go to shore. After we went under a highway bridge, we saw a fence that came down to the shore by a 7-11. We decided to tie up there, at least we could lock it to the fence. We asked at the 7-11 how we could get to the seafood market. We ended up walking about a mile to get to the market. We had to go a few blocks inland to be able to get crosswalks for the highway. We made it to Kyler’s Catch Seafood Market and Kitchen. Their boats were tied up on the water. Doesn’t get any fresher than that. We each had their scallop dinner since this area is known for it’s scallops.
|the boats behind Dave brought in our scallops for lunch|
|the McDonald's sign in the distance was near the 7-11 where we tied up our dinghy. It was worth the walk|
|side view of the scallop fishing boats|
|scallop boat with chain that picks up the scallops off the bottom|
|the holes in the chain/rake are sized to let the smaller scallops go through and return to grow larger|
|BIG ice plant for the fishing boats|
While we have been on the mooring ball in this harbor, we have been near the docks where fishing boats unload their fish. The water taxi driver also does tours of the harbor. She told us that the fish are off loaded 150 lbs at a time. And they usually carry a couple thousand pounds. Then they have to take off any remaining ice. Sometime during every night we were here, it would get noisy and STINKY.